Issue of September 21, 2014
Mt. Province

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Baguio set to increase business taxes by 10%

The city government must now update its schedule of business and real property taxes to make the antiquated rates attuned with the times and with the requirements of the law.

HEALING AND HOPE  -- Residents of Poblacion, Buguias, Benguet come out as one people on Thursday to offer prayers before witnessing the setting up of a cross near the site of the fatal car accident last Sept. 9, which claimed the lives of 13 people. Benguet Rep. Ronald Cosalan, assisted by Buguias Mayor Melchor Diclas (r), gives financial assistance to the families of the victims and survivors and announced that Malacañang will also release its counterpart through DILG Sec. Mar Roxas.
-- Harley Palangchao
Palace rearing to help folks distraught by road accident
La Trinidad Mayor Edna Tabanda last week gave the go-signal for barangay captains to issue warnings and notices to establishments and stores to desist from serving alcohol near schools or face closure.

BUGUIAS, Benguet – Malacañang, through Interior and Local Government Sec. Mar Roxas is set to extend financial assistance to the families of victims and survivors of the fatal car accident here on Sept. 9.


Environment Sec. Ramon Paje has been asked to cancel the approved cadastral survey of Bauko, Mountain Province as it encroached almost 900 hectares covering two barangays of nearby Sabangan.

The zero casualty in the Cordillera during typhoons Luis and Mario has been attributed to active cooperation between concerned agencies and various provincial and municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils.
IMPROVING GOVERNMENT SERVICE -- City Mayor Mauricio Domogan, together with City Administrator Carlos Canilao and City Human Resources Manager Estrella, Bisquera receive a plaque of accreditation from Civil Service Commission Regional Director Marilyn Taldo and ARD Elenita Ugay for complying with the “Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management during the 114th Civil Service Month celebrations at City Hall last week.
-- Redjie  Cawis
THE VALUE OF EDUCATION -- Around 20 pupils of Line 10 Primary School walk to attend their classes in a two-classroom building at Ekip, Bokod, Benguet hoping that someday their lives will improve through education. At foreground is a makeshift waiting shed that is already in a state of disrepair, and is sometimes used as an open classroom.
-- Harley F. Palangchao
SHARED RESPONSIBILITY -- Personnel of the regional office of the Philippine Information Agency plant 100 callandra saplings in a green patch within the PIA grounds last week in support to the agency’s Climate Change mitigation advocacy. Earlier, officers and members of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas planted pine saplings at the border of Baguio and Tuba. -- Redjie Cawis
WORLD AID DAY -- The Philippine Red Cross turned over eight wheelchairs to indigent persons with disability in Baguio over the weekend in time for the observance of the World Aid Day, which aims to empower PWDs or people under difficult circumstances. Giving the wheelchairs are PRC Baguio Administrator Annie Tamayo, PRC Board of Directors Vice Chair Dennis Sy, and officers of Rotary Club of Downtown Session.
-- Harley Palangchao
CHINESE CORNER -- Mayor Mauricio Domogan, National Library of the Philippines Director Antonio Santos, People’s Republic of China representative Zhao Qiaoliang, Peter Ng, representing the Filipino-Chinese community, and other city officials present the memorandum of understanding which formalizes the setting up of a Chinese corner at the Baguio City Library. The MOU allows both countries to exchange publications and  reference materials. -- Julie Fianza
KALINGA BREW -- Female elders in Kalinga who used to roast coffee using the wood fire method are taught to adopt the mechanized coffee processing for better quality of yield. National and local government agencies continue to help coffee growers to improve their yield through technical assistance, loans, and other support. -- Art Tibaldo
WINNING STREAK -- Defending champion Saint Louis University lady Navigators improve their winning streak to three wins and no loss in the elimination round of BBEAL Season 28. Here, the Navigators defeat University of the Cordilleras lady Jaguars, 76-66, clinching three titles in the league.
-- Harley Palangchao

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